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Nickname Wolfen
Email wolfen@wolfenproductions.com
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Signed On Jan 23, 2003, 02:58
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User ID 15906
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated]
17. Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow Sep 22, 2010, 14:50 Wolfen
 
Im still pretty ticked about this "stunt".  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Sep 21, 2010, 20:40 Wolfen
 
I had a friend named Stormy Knight. I wonder if there is any relation. Could he be the father? The brother? Or is there just way more people surnamed Knight then I had thought? hehe  
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News Comments > PC Super Street Fighter IV in Doubt Due to Piracy
7. Re: PC Super Street Fighter IV in Doubt Due to Piracy Sep 21, 2010, 20:35 Wolfen
 
Yup.... cause every pc gamer must be a pirate.  
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News Comments > Civilization V and Demo Released
26. Re: Civilization V and Demo Released Sep 21, 2010, 15:56 Wolfen
 
Shok wrote on Sep 21, 2010, 12:59:
The only review I've seen that is remotely negative is the one I read on PC magazine earlier:

long-ass URL to Pc Magazine review

It really made me question whether I like all the changes they've made as well...

Thank you for that. Ill pass on this one. I wasnt thrilled with Civ 4 either. I think Civ 3 is still my favorite.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Statement Expected Wednesday
11. Re: GOG.com Statement Expected Wednesday Sep 20, 2010, 20:44 Wolfen
 
kxmode wrote on Sep 20, 2010, 17:43:
mag wrote on Sep 20, 2010, 17:41:
Why the hell would they not just make the statement on the day that they took the site down? The game industry is so freaking unprofessional.

Let the hate flow through you...

HAHA! Niiiicccee
 
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News Comments > GOG.com in Flux
1. Re: GOG.com in Flux Sep 19, 2010, 18:04 Wolfen
 
Ouch. I got several games on there. =\  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - King's Bounty: Crossworlds
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - King's Bounty: Crossworlds Sep 17, 2010, 19:25 Wolfen
 
Yifes wrote on Sep 17, 2010, 17:33:
How good is this game? I have to admit the last time I played a HoM&M game was when HoMMII came out and I might go into another game of its kind if it's good enough.

I've only played the original King's Bounty: The Legend, and it is awesome. It's a lot more of a RPG than HOMM. You only control one hero, level him up, learn spells, find items, and complete quests. You can't capture castles, and don't have to worry about resource management or constructing buildings. The game itself is huge, and you can get it for very cheap off of Steam or D2D. A must buy for any fan of HOMM/Disciples or the like. Don't know about Crossworlds, but the first expansion, Armored Princess, is supposed to be very good also.

The only real issue I had with the game is that the difficulty is kind of all over the place. An easy game may become very difficult/impossible if you don't plan your build and army carefully.

Correct. I save before every battle haha.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - King's Bounty: Crossworlds
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - King's Bounty: Crossworlds Sep 17, 2010, 15:14 Wolfen
 
kimbambaman wrote on Sep 17, 2010, 13:29:
No matter how hard I try, I can't help but read that as "King's Bounty: Crosswords"

I kept doing that too for a while.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - King's Bounty: Crossworlds
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - King's Bounty: Crossworlds Sep 17, 2010, 10:57 Wolfen
 
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2010, 10:47:
Cool, they released an all-in-one version.

Creston

Already had Armored Princess from a sale. So I picked up the pre-order on steam. Waiting for the unlock hehe.
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War II: Retribution Using Steamworks
13. Re: Dawn of War II: Retribution Using Steamworks Sep 16, 2010, 01:37 Wolfen
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 16, 2010, 00:34:
Apparently building a base and researching your own upgrades and units is too tough for the 'modern' RTS crowd to bother with.

Doesn't multiplayer have all that stuff?

Thats what I hear. Though Im not interested in MP myself. I might try the CO-OP, though Im not sure if its base building or not as well.
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War II: Retribution Using Steamworks
3. Re: Dawn of War II: Retribution Using Steamworks Sep 15, 2010, 22:15 Wolfen
 
So not sure if this was brought up since I havnt paid attention to this game yet. Does it have good old building of structures and resourcing and so on? Or is it another point and click 4 man adventure romp? If not I probably wont get it. I beat 40k 2, and while its a solid game, it just wasnt my thing.  
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News Comments > AMD/ATI Catalyst Hotfix
4. Re: AMD/ATI Catalyst Hotfix Sep 15, 2010, 20:56 Wolfen
 
Heh, what fun the poor ATI users must be having. Not like Nvidia is with out fault though.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Drivers
17. Re: NVIDIA Beta Drivers Sep 14, 2010, 19:26 Wolfen
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 14, 2010, 17:41:
So my 260 would struggle then.

I used E-Dimensional stereo-vision too. I remember the glasses were incredibly uncomfortable and watching it for a prolonged period would give me a head-ache. I think that was on a 100hz CRT monitor. The 3D effect could be very good and when everything fell into place, it was amazing. Detailed things close to the camera were great. I remember in particular at the end of Quake 3 Arena games you got the top 3 on the medal winner's stand, as that was detailed models close up, they looked so real. Also in NFS:Porsche Unleashed, your car would look great and some dialog box that popped up actually gave me a fright as it looked like it was about a foot in front of me, much closer than the screen. Still, the discomfort, the impracticality and the ineffectiveness for anything but close up models made it all a bit useless.

I hope they've improved. The glasses at least look much sleeker and lighter.

My current monitor is 60hz, or up to 85 at lower resolutions, so I don't think I'll be getting this any time soon but it's an interesting technology. 3D movies aren't great but I've faith in the technology improving and computer games are probably better suited anyway. Making the glasses more comfortable should help it be immersive, which is the main thing - 3D needs to add to the experience, otherwise it is just a gimmick.

Hey if you really just want to try it out. You can pick up some red blue paper glasses for free (cost of shipping) or even just spend 5-10 bucks on a plastic pair. Give the old anaglyph style a try first (and bear in mind it is flawed with colors compared to actual 3d vision) and use the 3d vision discovery mode. You can use it fine a regular LCD. You might want to try dropping your res in half and adding a little AA. I run Batman AA at 1280x800 on my 275 with 4x AA and all the other goodies turned up. Runs fine. Physx is the only real slow down for me in that game.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Drivers
9. Re: NVIDIA Beta Drivers Sep 14, 2010, 16:14 Wolfen
 
Frijoles wrote on Sep 14, 2010, 15:44:
Quboid wrote on Sep 14, 2010, 15:38:
What hardware do you have? What monitors, cards, glasses do you have?

^-- we need details. Last I heard, 3D was a gimmick. You two above sound impressed with it though.

Some think its a gimmick, some think its awesome. I mean its really a matter of personal taste ya?

Me, I try to play anything I can in 3d where its not a pain. Like RTS's and over head type games dont do so well for my taste. How ever there are others who will love to play that way. I must say that most Unreal 3 games look incredible and Im just talking about the cheap old way of doing it. I get color balance issues. For example in Borderlands, I cant really play it because of the color values of weapons. Orange is Green, and Green is Green. So they all look the same to me.

So using different tech such as Nvidias main seller of 3d Vision, you get the benefit of no color loss. Still obviously be problems here and there such as ghosting. Like bright white light shaders dont do well in dark areas. Youll see 4 lights instead of 2 and so on.

Ive used the Edimensional glasses in the past. I have also used something that was called 3d Spex way back in quake 1 and descent days. I betad there quake drivers back then.

Me. I love it. Even if I use the cheap... pretty much free way.
 
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News Comments > Steam Wallet Beta
36. Re: Steam Wallet Beta Sep 14, 2010, 15:38 Wolfen
 
DG wrote on Sep 14, 2010, 13:16:
zirik wrote on Sep 14, 2010, 10:31:
if you meet the minimum required balance to get interest checking for both banks they waive ALL fees and include other advantages like free checks, stop payments, unlimited transfers and a safety deposit box. they also give unlimited access to a bank teller every month. without it you are limited to two visits to a local branch every month. its ridiculous but i guess every bank does it to force people to do online banking. wells fargo even charges for paper statements no matter what type of account you have.
Wow you guys get boned. I've never paid a single bank charge. No charge for cheques, bank transfers, cash withdrawals or pay-ins, standing orders, direct debits, nothing - so long as I don't go overdrawn... No charge or interest on my CC either since I pay off the full balance each month.


Seriously, they limit the number of times you can speak to a clerk? WTF?

Though it helps I still have my student account a lot of banks in UK are trying to get people to pay monthly fees now.


Dont get me started on Banks.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Drivers
6. Re: NVIDIA Beta Drivers Sep 14, 2010, 15:02 Wolfen
 
Drayth wrote on Sep 14, 2010, 14:32:
Mine where there, though the 3-D portion was fuzzy for some till I had my convergence set up.

Huh wonder if it was fixed. Though I also wonder if its the difference between the actual 3d vision and vision discovery (the anaglyphs). I use the red / cyan stuff. Cant afford super monitors and goggles hehe.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Drivers
4. Re: NVIDIA Beta Drivers Sep 14, 2010, 14:23 Wolfen
 
Drayth wrote on Sep 14, 2010, 14:11:
I just got my 3D vision setup going last week, and there I was hitting CTRL-T with Knights of the Old Republic booted up wondering why nothing was happening -_-

Forgot all about that being OpenGL. They even have it listed as "Excellent" in the 3D Vision compatibility chart.. bastards.

My god though.. Dragon Age and Mass Effect are amazing in 3D.


Did they fix the missing portraits in Dragon Age in 3d Vision mode?
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Drivers
1. Re: NVIDIA Beta Drivers Sep 14, 2010, 11:54 Wolfen
 
Man, I wish theyd put OpenGL support for the 3d stereo in. Driving me nuts not being able to play all these id games in stereoscopic 3d lol.  
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News Comments > Steam Wallet Beta
4. Re: Steam Wallet Beta Sep 13, 2010, 22:20 Wolfen
 
I suspect this would be a good device for gifting as well. Rather then buying your friend a game, you just fill there steam wallet and let them pick what they want. Though, me and my friends never had trouble just asking each other lol.  
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News Comments > Action Games Make Action Brains
14. Re: Action Games Make Action Brains Sep 13, 2010, 19:02 Wolfen
 
LOL. Honestly, I really didnt think or intend to have my comment cause even that little bit of drama I just saw.  
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